Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Markell

Question for the crank experts

3 posts in this topic

What are your thoughts on using swivels with a crank bait that has a split ring? Does this affect the action of the bait? Any other concerns? Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Markell,

I'm not an expert but from what I've noticed... lures smaller in mass will be effected by the added wieght and might not swim right. For eg: a 2 1/2 inch mystic minnow will not swim at all with a swivel. Where as larger lures like the Normans DD's don't seem to be effected by the added half gram.

Tight lines,

Shawn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I generally use one or the other, a split ring or a duo-snap, not both. I don't ever use a swivel on a crank tho, it's not necessary as the crank shouldn't be spinning, well unless it's one that I have built, lol. I fish for salmon and steelhead primarily and it used to be that the plugs we use for them all came with split rings.....hot shots, wiggle warts, hot-n-tot, kwikfish, tadpolly (my favorite), etc. Now tho virtually all of them come with a duo snap which I much prefer as it allows you to change plugs without having to retie, snap on snap off......did that sound familiar?

jed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0